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PGA to Grant Shonda Rhimes with 2016 Norman Lear Achievement Award

PGA to Grant Shonda Rhimes with 2016 Norman Lear Achievement Award

The Producers Guild of America has announced that prolific television producer Shonda Rhimes will be celebrated for her 20 years of award-winning work with the 2016 Normal Lear Achievement Award in Television. 

The creative mind behind “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Private Practice,” Rhimes has also received the Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television Drama from the PGA. 

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“To be the recipient of an award bestowed upon me by my peers in the PGA is truly an honor. The fact that the award is named after a legendary producer whose work has had such an inspiring effect on my growth as a writer is genuinely gratifying. I couldn’t be more grateful for this special recognition,” said Rhimes.

Rhimes will be presented with the award at the 27th annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 23. 

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